VegFest 2015 – Volunteers Needed for Organizing Committee

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I’m writing this post as a briefing note because I’ve been working so much overtime lately that I forget how to write normally.

vegfest2010groupshot
VegFest 2010

OBJECTIVE
To inform you that VegFest 2015 will be held in June 2015 at the RA Centre and that we are establishing a committee to arrange speakers, cooking demos, kids’ area, etc.

BACKGROUND
The NCVA held the first Vegfest in 2009 at the Glebe Community Centre. We did the second, third and fourth one there too, in 2010, 2011 and 2012, respectively.

In 2013, the NCVA lacked the volunteer power to put on a fifth VegFest, so some outside organizers took it on and held a 2-day VegFest/YogaFest on the grounds of St. Paul’s University.

In 2014, the NCVA still didn’t have the volunteers power to put on a VegFest and we kind of thought the people who did it last year were doing it again, and it was all kind of confusing and it just didn’t happen and everyone felt kind of bad about it.

Shaun exhibiting one of the cupcakes in the VegFest 2012 cupcake contest he organized. This could be you!
Shaun exhibiting a cupcake from the VegFest 2012 cupcake contest he organized. This could be you!

CONSIDERATIONS
There bloody well will be a VegFest next year.

The fine gent who did the 2013 one will be the lead project manager, so it still won’t exactly be an NCVA event.

But the NCVA will have a big presence there. In addition to our table, we get to bring in speakers and basically do whatever we think would enhance the event.

In order for us to do these event-enhancing activities, we need to put together an organizing committee that is willing to develop and execute the activities.

Volunteers Corrie and Kim getting some love from Farm Sanctuary's Gene Baur. This could be you!
Volunteers Corrie and Kim getting some love from Farm Sanctuary’s Gene Baur. This could be you!

If no one steps forward to be on the committee, the NCVA is not going to feel guilty if the 2015 event is a snore or if there isn’t one in 2016.

NEXT STEPS
1) Volunteer to be on the committee by October 30, 2014. Send an email to ncva.events@gmail.com.
2) Serve on the committee from November 2014 to June 2015.
3) Make VegFest 2015 so awesome that you will be able to personally take credit for at least 100 instant conversions to veganism.
4) Collapse from exhaustion and start scheming to convince some other poor slob to take your place on the committee next year.

11 thoughts on “VegFest 2015 – Volunteers Needed for Organizing Committee”

  1. Hello,
    What sort of time commitment is required to be on the committee?
    If one is not able to make that commitment, will there be other volunteering opportunities to help out with VegFest 2015 closer to the event or on the event day?
    Thanks!

  2. Carolyn: If you’re just looking to volunteer on the day, a signup sheet will be going up at vegfest.ca. We’ll make an announcement. I expect the committee would be a total of 20 hours dedicated to committee meetings plus whatever you decide to organize. Like if you were in charge of the kids area it would be maybe another 20 hours of organizing, depending on what you decide to do. And depending on how many other people volunteer of course.

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